How to Recover lost Calendar on iPhone

Summary: Have you lost Calendar app data on iPhone? This post shares the best methods to recover Calendar on iPhone. You can apply these methods on iPhone 12/11/XS/XR/X/SE/8/7 and below. Also, learn how Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone quickly restores Calendar on your iPhone.

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The iPhone Calendar is an indispensable utility for keeping up with your loved ones’ birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, meetings, events, holidays, and other day-to-day activities. Even if you’ve switched over to newer variants like iPhone X, XS, or XR, you don’t want to part with the old iPhone Calendar settings.

Thus, losing your iPhone Calendar due to deletion, formatting or other reasons can get annoying.

If you are one of those who has lost Calendar app on iPhone and now looking for ways to restore it back…read on this post further.

How to recover lost Calendar on iPhone?

Lost or accidentally deleted Calendar can be recovered by Apple’s backup utilities. However, sometimes backups too may not restore Calendar. Then an iPhone data recovery software is the only solution.

Methods to recover deleted/lost Calendar on iPhone

  1. Restore from archive of Calendars via
  2. Restore with iPhone recovery software
  3. Recover from iCloud or iTunes Backup

1. Restore from archive of Calendars via

Apple creates frequent backup for the Calendars and Reminders apps and saves it to as archives. These archives can be used to restore deleted calendars.

The method is applicable on all iPhone models including the latest X, XS, XS Max, and XR.

In Steps: Restore missing iPhone Calendar via

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  • Log in to in browser
  • Click Settings
  • At the bottom left side under Advanced, click Restore Calendars and Reminders 
  • List of Calendar archives appears. Click Restore next to the date before you deleted your calendars and reminders. 

After the restore completes, you will receive a notification on and in email.

Note: These archives will not contain shared information like if you have had invited others /shared cancelation of any event. You will have to recreate and reissue the invitations.

2. Restore Calendar with iPhone recovery software

A simpler, more effective and convenient way to recover Calendar app is by using a professional iPhone recovery software such as Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone. Regardless of the reason for loss – deletion, factory reset, or jailbreak etc., the software can restore the app data on your device.

The DIY tool is safe, easy-to-use, and quick to restore. It thoroughly scans the iOS device (iPhone and iPad), iTunes, and iCloud to recover the lost calendar.

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Unlike Apple’s backup solutions (iTunes and iCloud), the software lets you choose and recover specific files, like Calendar or Reminders. This not only speeds up the recovery process but also saves you from receiving thousands of unwanted files.

Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone is also the way out when you don’t have Calendar archives in and also unable to retrieve data from iTunes and iCloud.

In Steps: Recover deleted/lost Calendar from iPhone

  • Launch Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone on computer
  • Connect your iPhone to computer
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  • Follow the easy on-screen instructions.

3. Recover Calendar from Apple Backups

Another method to recover lost Calendar is through Apple backups – iTunes or iCloud. Whichever backup solution you use, login through your Apple ID and restore Calendar.

Drawback: Deletes and replaces all your current data, be it apps, messages, photos etc., from iPhone.

How to restore Calendar with iCloud backup

  • Go to Settings > General > Reset> Erase all Contents and Settings
  • On Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup
  • Sign in to your iCloud account
  • Choose the last backup and Restore

How to restore Calendar with iTunes backup

  • Connect iPhone to PC/Mac
  • Launch iTunes
  • Select your iPhone under the Device list and choose the recent backup entry date
  • Click Restore Backup


Apple has tried to address the users’ data loss issues through multiple backup solutions — iTunes, iCloud, and However, these native backup-based recovery solutions fall short when the user needs to recover specific data; though, you can easily recover lost Calendar from these backup options, you also end up replacing every existing data on your device!

Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone fills in this gap really well. It not only recovers lost or deleted Calendar in situations of jailbreak, water damage, factory reset, and Black Screen of Death, etc., but also recovers exactly what you want.

This feature, along with an exceptionally high data recovery success rate, make the software an essential utility for iPhone users.

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